Staatstheater Wiesbaden Announces Anna Netrebko for International May Festival; City & State Respond

(Credit: tim osipov) Following the announcement that Anna Netrebko would make her role debut in “Nabucco” at the International May Festival in Wiesbaden, the city of Wiesbaden and the state of Hesse have spoken out against the performances. In a press release, the Staastheater Wiesbaden said, “The theme of the International May Festival 2023 is political prisoners. Anna Netrebko will {…}

Anna Netrebko Will Perform at Wiener Staatsoper Despite Ukrainian Sanctions

Despite sanctions imposed by Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Anna Netrebko will continue performing in Vienna.  According to Manager Miguel Esteban, the Austrian-Russian soprano will not comment on the sanctions and the action will not affect her upcoming performances. According to Austria Presse Agentur, Netrebko had no performances scheduled in Ukraine and has no assets in the country. Additionally the Wiener {…}